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[Q] Inserting too many external links (pointing to exact same link) and on page seo!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by loveghost003, May 11, 2016.

  1. loveghost003

    loveghost003 Regular Member

    Feb 17, 2013
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    Hi guys, I run an affiliate website about perfumes, my affiliate page has 80 perfume's images, and every images has a link pointing to Amazon perfumes section.
    So on my affiliate page I have 80 images and every image has a link (the same link) to Amazon, that means 80 external link for the whole 80 images, but the links are actually the same link.
    Will this affects badly on (on page seo) for my affiliate page? I know 80 links is too many but they all are the same exact link (to amazon perfume section).
  2. Dawgtown

    Dawgtown Junior Member

    Mar 7, 2012
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    IM Consultant, Product Developer, Niche Slave
    Scrillicon Valley
    This type of linking will definitely hurt your ranking in Google for your affiliate site. It would be much better to have each of the 80 images link to the individual product pages on Amazon. If you are building an eCommerce style website, you could have the images link to individual product posts on your site that then link out to the Amazon product. Having a good internal linking strategy along with an external linking strategy will help improve your website's structure.

    Your biggest concern with a website such as this is not with how well your Google ranking will be but whether or not your Amazon Affiliate account will be closed. Their robots will search your website and find that all 80 images are linking to the same perfume page. Ask yourself this question: If you were to remove all Amazon content from your site, will it still provide value to visitors? Associate's building thin websites like this get closed with a message listing the following reasons:

    "Lack of content which is original to your site and beneficial to your visitors"
    "Pages that are mainly empty when advertisement content is removed"

    Be careful with your linking strategy and be sure to provide some unique content to your visitors. There are plenty of examples of Amazon affiliate websites (just Google it) and there is plenty of discussion on BHW about how to properly build an Amazon Affiliate website - whether it is a niche review site or an eCommerce store.
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  3. look_nohat

    look_nohat Newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
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    agree with Dawgtown

    was doing it in 2012 and works fine until last year.
    after that my ranking plummeted and got my manual action penalty for pure spam.

    still want to build that kind of site with different approach, need testing tough.